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LKMS - A Legal Knowledge Management System Exploiting Semantic Web Technologies.

DOI: 10.1007/11574620_62 Conference: The Semantic Web - ISWC 2005, 4th International Semantic Web Conference, ISWC 2005, Galway, Ireland, November 6-10, 2005, Proceedings
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ABSTRACT Semantic Web, using formal languages to represent document content and providing facilities for aggregating information spread
around, can improve the functionalities provided nowadays by KM tools. This paper describes a Knowledge Management system,
targeted at lawyers, which has been enhanced using Semantic Web technologies. The system assists lawyers during their everyday
work, and allows them to manage their information and knowledge. A semantic layer has been added to the system, providing
capabilities that make system usage easier and much more powerful, adding new and advanced means for create, share and access
knowledge.

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    • "In the legal domain there is a lot of ongoing work [21] and specially some approaches that apply semantic web technologies. Gilardoni et al. [22] have developed a system which adds a semantic layer to a knowledge management system to assist lawyers in their work. That approach is complementary to our approach in the sense that our focus is to help citizens in general to find legal documents. "
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    • "subject, predicate, object, complements) and linguistic features of the document content. NLP techniques are able to complement the pattern matching methods, improving and disambiguating the meaning of lexicons in the document [7]; -Layout Processing exploits the document layout for information extraction. Quite often, documents of the same business or domain of knowledge have similar layouts, even if their internal structural code is different. "
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